1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare

Research Article

An overview of development problems in WSNs

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        author={A. Prayati and F. Kerasiotis and C. Antonopoulos and S. Giannoulis and T. Stoyanova and G. Papadopoulos},
        title={An overview of development problems in WSNs},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Workshop on Wireless Pervasive Healthcare},
        keywords={WSN network protocol design WSN deployment security health application scenarios},
  • A. Prayati
    F. Kerasiotis
    C. Antonopoulos
    S. Giannoulis
    T. Stoyanova
    G. Papadopoulos
    Year: 2009
    An overview of development problems in WSNs
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.PERVASIVEHEALTH2009.5982
A. Prayati1,*, F. Kerasiotis2,*, C. Antonopoulos2,*, S. Giannoulis2,*, T. Stoyanova2,*, G. Papadopoulos2,*
  • 1: Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication, and Knowledge Technologies -lSI, Greece
  • 2: Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Patras, Greece
*Contact email: prayati@ece.upatras.gr, kerasiwtis@ece.upatras.gr, cantonop@ece.upatras.gr, sgiannoulis@ece.upatras.gr, tsstoyanova@ece.upatras.gr, papadopoulos@ece.upatras.gr


As wireless sensor networks (WSNs) are being developed for a wide range of application fields of real-time monitoring and control, a design overview seems important so as to investigate alternative communication aspects while treating the WSN as a whole system. As applications become more demanding the need to consider also deployment constraints and application particularities on top of the commonly used network factors, leads to new integrated design methodologies for addressing all complexity degrees of such systems. In this paper, problems concerning the design aspect of today's WSN applications are presented, which are reasoned to multiple impact factors, to accent design directions and options.